McMaster University

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Announcement — Dean and Vice-President Faculty of Health Sciences

John G. Kelton

John G. Kelton, MD, FRCP(C)

May 5, 2011

From: Patrick Deane, PhD President & Vice-Chancellor McMaster University

I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. John Kelton as dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University for a third term. The appointment has now been approved by both the Senate and Board of Governors.

Dr. Kelton's commitment to excellence, his leadership within the Faculty and the community, and his ability to develop and deliver new programs and projects has generated a decade of outstanding advancement for McMaster and our students. I look forward to his continued commitment and to working with him as an important member of the University's senior team.

During his tenure as dean and VP, the Faculty's enrolment has doubled to 5,000 students; curriculum for the medical and nursing schools has been renewed; Canada's first undergraduate physician assistant program was established, and we celebrated the opening of regional medical school campuses in Waterloo and Niagara.

At the same time, the Faculty's research mandate has grown to more than $120 million a year. McMaster has ranked second or third for research among Canadian medical universities for each of the last five years. New research institutes have included those specializing in infectious disease, digestive health, stem cell and cancer, child health and pain.

Kelton is also dean of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and a professor of the departments of medicine and pathology and molecular medicine.

He is an active clinician and maintains a research program which, for more than 30 years, has focussed on the study of platelet and bleeding disorders. He is the author of more than 270 peer-reviewed articles, 90 book chapters, and three books. This work has led to many national and international awards for research excellence, including induction as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has held a Canada Research Chair in transfusion medicine and in 2010 he was awarded an honorary degree in science by the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Kelton's five-year appointment is effective July 1, 2011.

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